Beane, a Pennsylvania native, spoke to graduating arts students at the 135th commencement ceremony at the Philadelphia's Academy of Music. The writer also received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University.
In addition to his words of advice and inspiration for the 2013 graduates, Beane also gave a shout-out to Playbill.com.
Speaking about following one's own career and path, Beane mused, "There's a website called Playbill.com and it lists everything that everyone is doing in theatre around the world everywhere... I've taken to calling my morning visits there, 'Why didn't I get that?!'"
Watch the full address (and Playbill.com's shout-out around 18:40) below.